During routine checks it has been determined that the protector fastening on a Flex Easy2 harness has been attached to the wrong part of the harness. Due to this, the protector can slide up on impact, and offer little or no protection to the lower spine.
Correct protector attachment. Velcro attachment prevents protector sliding up on impact.
Incorrect protector attachment. Velcro attachment does not prevent protector from sliding up on impact.
The manufacturer SOL Sports issues together with the DHV the following safety advisory:
Owners of harnesses with incorrect velcro attachment placements are requsted to contact the manufacturer or German importer. SOL Sports has prepared a kit which secures the protector correctly as in picture 1. The kit and assembly instructions will be sent free of charge on demand to harness owners and can be mounted by pilots themselves.
The kit should be applied before the harness is used for further flying.